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Houston Graffiti Culture: Not Just Vandalism Anymore

One day, University of Houston student Nimra Haroon noticed the wild colors and designs on the walls of some Houston buildings, and — as a history student — she decided to learn more about the history of Houston graffiti. So she rode along with four of the city’s most iconic artists. Haroon then wrote about […]

One day, University of Houston student Nimra Haroon noticed the wild colors and designs on the walls of some Houston buildings, and — as a history student — she decided to learn more about the history of Houston graffiti. So she rode along with four of the city's most iconic artists.

Haroon then wrote about the experience in Houston History, a University of Houston publication. A portion of that essay profiles one of those artists, known as GONZO247, whom Nimra calls "the king of Houston graffiti."

Here's Nimra Haroon and GONZO247 sharing their thoughts on Houston's graffiti culture.

MORE: Houston's Graffiti Culture (Houston History, March 26, 2015)

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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